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illnesses. and for the past seven years i've worked hard in the restaurants in the area to establish the block as a good designation in the city. i've very concerned when the news of the medical canister would happen would people stop coming in. and although they say the entrance of the building is on california street the d b, a is solutions suggesting that if small business owner something were to happen in the back of our believe. on a daily basis i have to sendoff aggressive folks who are intoxicated. again their concern is when they were selling drugs nearby what
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was going to happen. i ask you to keep in mind the promise >> also online i'm sorry i didn't bring the copies italian dispense what happened to buildings around the area. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> handsome i'm meekly i'm a former desert vet. i have pancreatic cancer and i've been lucky enough to be cured and unfortunately i've been taking morphine and i was introduced to medical cannabis and to my shock it made me
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better. i don't have to take pills and medical or more and more feign nor pills. i'm a living to me testimony that this stuff works. you should approve it because i'm one of the people who needs the medication so i hope you'll approve it. thank you >> hello. i am a property manager with hines. we own and manager california street which was located across the street from the project. while we're certainly sympathetic with the people needing this medication we feel it will be detrimental to the
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area. i've been approached by a handful of tenant who strongly oops on the project. and we hope this will not effect our attracting tenants for the future >> any additional comments? >> i'm kitty lewis i'm a patient and i have especially less than and i've had it my entire life and i've been on medication until working with the herb's i've been able to use the cd in cap pulsing sulz i'm not getting high i'm able to function.
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i haven't had seizures and i've been able to get off my medication. what's great it's not like any typical dispensary. so i think it would be in everybody's best advertiser >> any additional public comment? >> good evening. i'm jason roman berg i'm a small business owner and due to playing sports i have bad knees and by using the cream which is in no way is a drug it let's me bend and walk. with their location being in the
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so on missouri ma county it's a whole day you journey to get there. it would give me a quality level of medications and it's a good location >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i'm a resident here in san francisco. i'm a medical cannabis patient for medical marijuana. i'm here to voice my excitement. i've lived on drum street and was appreciative to the safe and clean neighborhood and as resembling visiting the farms
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market i've got access to my marijuana as well >> any additional comment. okay seeing none, public comment is closed and i have a couple of questions for the lady. this particular believe is one of the very few small be buildings there's another one for patty's grill. the first question leaving out the possible historic of the building what would be the height of the building >> it's a 75 ex-so it would be straight up to 75 feet. >> so you could go 7 or 8 floors you told me there's a category 5
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it would be historic because we're n within a historic district at least. >> correct so the building is in a historic conservatism district it's an unrated building at this point so i think it's not eligible for the t dr building. there's a process that could enable a building so it could sell it's potential ground floor area but not an absolute they would have to have a rehab project >> my third question west america bank is vacating the main area on california street which i find is there any connection between those two because west america doesn't have another san francisco
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branch that i have aware of. >> i don't know any connection maybe the project sponsor wants to add theirs separate tenants. >> nobody here is from west america bank or representing them today. okay. mr. kim why are telling me they leaving >> i've discussed that with the property owner and a they've approached it and said they're not interested in a long term lease so they're on the shorter month to month. >> thank you for that information.
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i think there could be a lot of other restaurants or financial constitutions or other who would want to be in this block that is completely all businesses of that type but the ability is going to be - attracting them is going to be limited because of the franchise. so all the folks coming up and obtaining and i have no objection to the mc ds but i know there are some that by the map on the other side of market street and second street their innovating not like a mile apart and like anyone else they have 80 go to a pharmacy to get
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medication. if i want to use kaiser there's two, that have pharmacies but if that's why were you have to go to get the medication and especially, when there's been testimony how the alley being a problem alley. i'm not saying that the mc d will make it worts by certainly not better. the alley are successful places where you can walk down. there's not a lot of homelessness and i think we should be encouraging that type of use rather than misuse. and those are my main comments on the situation spiral also i
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think there's a lot happening with the board of supervisors with the state of governments with regards to this issue. we're getting close to some changes on how this product is administered. i don't want to rush into a decision on this particularly sighting because i think we maybe seeing a situation in the future where the dispeople vices are going to be eliminated and something more closely restricted bill other control of those dispenseries >> what's the signage or lettering of shingle on the sticker on the store. this it is real a side door leading 40 to the rear and a
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right away right now it doesn't have a signage proposed and although this is a non-rated building they're going to be crossing that bridge later. i don't know their exact proposal but they'll obeying be limited >> commissioner. >> just a question for staff or mr. kim who controls the other space the retail space? do you control it or is it separately controlled. >> it's controlled by the property owner. i don't know if i can expand but when we started this proposal we realized this block as 6 building 3 routines restaurants and 2 financial constitution.
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we don't want to disrupt that so the property owner says we can have it have its own lobby and it's 65 feet that wouldn't put people on the street and this frornl is completely manufactureable will maintain that space to maintain the california street. and in the rear will that be used a as a enhance >> i'm glad you asked that. the mayor's office of disability has strict rules and not only even our employees can access the dispen 51y through halic
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street probably the only time someone will go out there is for the garbage >> i think those are good retail spaces so the fact you gifted divided up to believe the medical offices should be relocated. i'm supportive and i live in the area you don't notice it's there. are the hours that you you've given us are those limited, you know, for our approval. those are the hours >> yeah, the staff recommendation is suggesting that the hours of operation be
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constrained from 8 to 8 with the idea that this dispenury is trying to target a certain hours. >> they can't expand into the retail space will this have to come back to us. >> an expansion of that size it's more than doubling will come back. >> thank you. >> commissioner wu. if i can continue that line of questioning so my proposed use of space has to go through the space >> there are constraints about the use of alcohol on the same property as the medical dispenries and a okay. thank
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you. i'm also supportive. it's helpful to clarify what happens in the other space by using the logic i'm supportive of this one >> yes. i have a question in terms of the product the main product and thrust and focus of this particular establishment appears to be based on a new or more recent type of chemical extraction if you want to say from the marijuana plant itself. t h c is the active part and now we're going to talk about the cd v and it's in capsule form but in terms of the volume the
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amount of traffic that's generated through our establishment for this project verses the traditionally smoking protrude or perhaps brownies can you tell me the breakdown >> this particular interaction is very unique and it's a highly coveted it's in the medical - the average plant the highest percent is 9 percent. they're able to get the oil to carry about 52 percent cv in it and that's why it's located in san francisco it's promoted from here so we expect it to be the majority and if it takes off it
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maybe 90 to 1 hundred percent >> i looked it up online and down that what's being advertised on line is a similar thing or they trying to sell me something. >> my practice has been dedicated to this and i'm knowledgeable about the process and this particular product is unique and it's unbelievable i've use it on my bad ankle and the testimony on this they call the miracle cream.
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>> you know i think that's one for about, you know, i don't know the product but it seems like in some ways to get away from the argument other than the alley. if we already have four restaurants and how much financial constitution? two or three. adding one more restaurants if that's what the direction of some arguments have long been doesn't seem to me that several institutions can't figure out how to make it work the addition
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of one more shouldn't be any different good or bad. and lastly, i think has been pointed out this the testimony. if you're looking the map it's particularly all in downtown. we tried to approve one in a strip that happened to be a thousand feet away from everything and it got shot down on appeal to the board of supervisors or the board of appeals i can't remember. because of the community opposition.
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and people keep saying if you look at other areas that's why wear talking about and have long been for a long time the whole problem of cds clustering near each other and we proved two or three on one evening of those that were near each other and people were not happy so they think the board of supervisors should be looking at the clustering. but i don't think that any pending legislation is going to change the fact that downtown probably still will be the area where there's lots of opportunity if you want to call it that. commissioner >> so one of the 3 on page 4 we
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have to consider the regulations that no alcoholic is to be sold on the premises so that would prohibit a restaurant from having their alcohol licenses but a limited restaurants with no alcohol could go there. >> limited with no alcohol. >> yes. >> well, if answers the question and that's another reason i'm not going to vote for this because it precludes other uses that might attract enterprises in the area. i'm sorry sir, in general terms it's convincing this building has an upstairs and there's this
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rear says that a that's vacant which is the site for the mc d and the bank at least currently runs to the front. i don't see a lot of vacant would i see the rentals are fairly high in the area >> yeah. i have a pretty easy job in those days. >> i wonder why those areas are not rented and this isn't really before us but i'm stashing the faculties not a neighborhood that's having trouble renting spaces. >> yeah, the demand is high. >> per square foot. >> both office and retail. thank you those are i'm not saying this particular group might not run a real clean
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establishment but it's not so much of what is in there but on the street with a lot of cash being involved and ease access to bars so those who might be interested who have not good motives. so another question no alcohol sales on premises is it talking about a destined lease spates did it mean within the building or nearby. those are a 10 multiple unit building >> i think there's a little bit of flexibility for the zoning
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administer to make a comment and the brourdz are within this building or whatever. >> you think it's a - >> my intent would be not to have a bar inside there. >> and the mc ds i haven't had that issue come up on any enterprise. >> i understand the commissioners concern but it's important in this case because if that's speaking to the premises then a restaurant could open up where the west bank so i won't tell be fearful. i want to share comments may be
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trying to wait a little bit longer and see where the supervisors acts and reactions came from so far as legislative questions. this is a door with a long hall leading to a significant area of retail space. so i'm supportive of it as proposed and if it's true that alcohol is allowed in the building i'm in support >> i'm interested in the cbc wellness as looking at the problem. almost exclusively i've supported every cbc except when
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he when we got a push back from superviso supervisors. when we're not defining where to have it that includes the idea of clustering. the planning department and board of supervisors still in the initially stages of discussion have to start an investigation on existing to be expanded to be revised or now rules regard this to make it decisions. i realize this project has some processes but many consequences for its location particularly is the expression premise is not
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clearly defined. the successful of the restaurants on california street in that particular block are defined by older unique spaces but they're not at all defined by the what the bank of the west which is a camera not so well designed building. having said that in the best of all worlds we said have started with the real soul searching of what the criteria should be. i listened 2012 discussion we
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had about two dispenries where we had 6 criteria that applied to the mc ds none of which applies here. it leaves me somewhat be reflecting on one of the applicants suggestion we should have restriksdz he listed a number to spell them out. we didn't discuss p them i saw the legislator for the first time. so i'm upper southern of what to do >> please. a couple of of things the zoning administrator was listening so, in fact, the separated space that would be left could
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accommodate a restaurant so to have the recommendations prepared by the end of the year to that would come up in early 2014 and then the legislation could be introduced early next year. >> that clarifies my question. i'm glad you can have it in the building and not just in the premises. thanks >> although i'll point out that dozens of restaurants in the area don't serve alcohol. most the places are small like a 1 square feet and they don't have


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